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Career Advancement 

Last Updated: 02/24/2011

Promoted from District Officer to Wolf Biologist

Name:  

Officer Larisch utilizing a wildlife transport container in the field
Officer Larisch utilizing a wildlife transport container in the field

Michael (Mischa) Larisch

Position:

Wolf Biologist

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area in New Mexico

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Botany

Length of Service:

7 years

Specialty or Interest:

Projects that directly benefits wildlife like trapping and transplanting.

Current Projects/Assignments:

This time of year is spent locating wolves for the annual minimum count.

Best Thing About the Job:

It is always changing.  I can be in my home office doing paperwork one day and the next horseback in the wilderness.

Most Common Question People Have:

Where are the wolves?

Answer:

Mexican gray wolves are generally found in the northern and northwestern portions of the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area in New Mexico (Apache and Gila National Forest).

Contact Information:  

Call 505-690-1072 or email michael.larisch@state.nm.us.

 

 

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